A 44-year-old member asked:
I recently had a mammogram and need additional imaging. why is this?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Undetermined finding: It is difficult to say exactly why without seeing the radiologist findings but sometimes the radiologist see an abnormality that they cannot determine the significance. So they often correlate it with additional testing via an ultrasound or spot compression/ diagnostic mammogram.
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Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
The radiologist: identified a potential abnormality on the screening mammo, and it requires special additional views and possibly ultrasound to completely evaluate. This scenario occurs with approximately 10% of screening mammos, and once the additional imaging is performed, about 80% of the time it is nothing of concern.
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Last updated Oct 19, 2016
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